I am brand new to linux, and i just installed ubuntu for the first time yesterday after getting tired of my windows. I have a good amount of computing experience, just not much programming or scripting exp.
I got in, got most things working, but when i try to play World of Warcraft on Wine im getting about 1/5 of the fps as i should. When I use the code "glxinfo | grep rendering" I get one line of text, saying:
"Error: unable to open display." I have installed the nvidia 185 driver, recommended by Hardware Drivers. I have the correct desktop resolution, I dont get lag scrolling up and down web pages, but i am assuming DRI is not enabled which is leading to poor performance.
My specs are:
Amd Athlon 64 X2 6000+
Nvidia GeForce 8800GT 512MB
4 gb Patriot Raptor 1066mhz ddr2
500gb corsair black edition hd
I tried to include as much relevant information as I could. I did try searching for this first but had no luck, and the other posts containing 8800GT gfx cards did not help me.
Any information or assistance would be greatly appreciated!
(again, I do not know my way around Ubuntu yet. If you have instructions for me to follow please be very specific. Thanks!)